A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (card games)
a. joker
Solo puedes reemplazar el comodín con el mismo número o palo de la carta que esté representando.You can only substitute the joker for a card with the same number or suit.
b. wild card
Como el dos era el comodín, Jorge lo usó para completar su mano de poker.As two was the wild card, Jorge used it to make up his hand at poker.
2. (computing)
a. wild card
Para ampliar la búsqueda, puedes reemplazar parte de la palabra por un comodín como el asterisco.To widen your search, you can substitute part of the word with a wild card such as an asterisk.
3. (usual excuse)
a. pretext
Fercho siempre sale con el mismo comodín para no ayudar a pagar los gastos de la casa.Fercho always comes up with the same pretext to avoid contributing to the household expenses.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (spoiled)
Regionalism used in Mexico
Regionalism used in Paraguay
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. comfort-loving
Ese Luisito es un tipo muy comodín. Le gusta que lo atiendan como a un rey.That Luisto is such a comfort-loving guy. He likes to be treated like royalty.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (comodón)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. comfort-loving
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (naipe)
a. joker
3. (computers)
a. wild card
1 (Naipes) joker
2 (excusa) pretext; stock excuse
3 (Lingüística) catch-all; all-purpose word
4 (Informática) wildcard
5 (Mecánica) useful gadget
(And) (Caribe) (México)
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